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Range report: Ruger LCP

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by BillM, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Picked up a LCP at Fred Meyer in Newberg on 2/19. Installed a Crimson
    Trace Laser and picked up a DeSantis Nemesis holster for it.
    It's been to the range a couple of times now, figure I've got close to
    200 break-in rounds through it.
    Ammo. American Eagle and PMC FMJ, Aquila and some reload JHP.
    8 different people of all physical types have tried it out, and so far--
    NOT ONE MALFUNCTION of any kind. I think it's a keeper!:)
    Trigger pull is L-O-N-G and quite a bit heavier than my old P32. It will probably
    lighten up a bit after some more use.
    Iron sights are totally worthless, but the little thing pointed well for me.
    The laser is worth every penny and then some. We were shooting it after the USPSA match yesterday, and everyone was getting good hits on the
    paper and steel targets out to 20 yds or so. Much better accuracy than I
    had anticipated from a gun I can cover with my hand.
     
  2. gst264

    gst264 Independence Member

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    So far my LCP is a keeper for sure! No failures and the size/weight are great.

    On a side note...I put my hands on an LCR and think it's a worth checking out if you want a revolver... weight was low and the trigger was surprisingly nice.

    :drink:
     
  3. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    Good to hear you have had good luck with your Ruger. I had read that like the Kel-tecs, the Ruger had a break in period of 200-300 rounds before the FTF issues went away.:thumbup:
     
  4. SquackDaddy

    SquackDaddy Marion County Member

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    I fired my brand new LCP for the first time today. I put the first 100 break-in rounds thru it, and experienced 5 failure to return to battery. Just a slight nudge on the rear of the slide, and it went fully into battery. The previous poster was correct....the sights (if you can call them that) are pretty much totally worthless, and it flung brass every which way but loose. lol But for a "stick it up their nose and pull the trigger" gun, I really like it. I'm looking forward to putting another 100-200 break-in rounds thru it this coming week.
     
  5. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've put about 350 or so rounds through my LCP, not one failure ever. Im really impressed. At about 25 yards I was able to get decent groupings but always shot high on the paper, sights are useless like others said. Its a great summer gun for concealed carry.
     
  6. phathom

    phathom Vancouver, WA Member

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    Wait, so you bought a handgun at Fred Meyer? I checked at my local Fred Meyers (Hillsboro, and Beaverton) and I could not find anything related, not even ammo in a case. Closest I found was a couple BB guns and Airsoft stuff.
     
  7. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Some Fred Meyers have gun sections now. The closest one that I know of is the Newberg store.
     
  8. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    The Freddies in Scappose has them now too.
     
  9. phathom

    phathom Vancouver, WA Member

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    Nice. Fred Meyer will be getting more of my business now just for including that, even if it's not at the ones next to me.
     
  10. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Newberg is one of the stores with a firearms counter. The little
    LCP was even on sale--$309.99+background. AND they had ammo for it!
    No JHP, but two brands of FMJ.

    I think that $309 sale runs through Tuesday or maybe Thursday of this
    week.
     
  11. phathom

    phathom Vancouver, WA Member

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    ^Good deal for it. Not in the market for another handgun atm, but am interested in some other stuff. Do they sell any AR-15 parts at Freddys? Do they have a coupon for stripped lowers?

    Also, what was the price on ammo, normally I can find bi-mart at $14 a box and wal-mart for $12 a box if I want to drive.
     
  12. toddt36

    toddt36 tacoma Member

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    All I have to say is the little elsie goes with me almost where ever I go (except gym) I forget it is there most of the time. As far as accuracy, well I am a good point and shoot shooter and I can hit a pie plate at 15 ft time after time. Good enough for me for a gun that is so small and has this kind of firepower (no .45 but hey its 8oz's come on:thumbup:. My only advice is to oil the ramp, it will fire every time. But then again all my auto pistols are always oiled and I only shoot FMJ's for defense period. My .02
     
  13. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    No AR parts at Freddies, no stripped lowers. Not even any AR's yet. They
    are willing to order stuff in, but they don't stock a lot.
    Pretty conventional on the rifles and shotguns. Fair selection of handguns.
    380 prices were closer to $20 for FMJ. If you can find ANY 380 at a Bi-mart
    or Wal-Mart you are doing better than me---haven't seen any there for
    months!
     
  14. Trick

    Trick St Helens Active Member

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    Bought my LCP last week from the Scappoose Fred Meyer. Fred Meyer was handing out $30 off of handgun coupons at th Sportsman show. I used a bunch of those rebate slips along with the coupon and ended up with a LCP for about $250. Haven't fired it yet, but soon!

    I'm going to special order the Crimson Trace from them this week. Think they quoted about $200 for it.

    So far I've bought a LCP, XDM-9, Marlin 30-30 and had them special order a stainless Ruger 10/22 with the snow camo stock from Fred Meyer. Only took a few days on the special order.

    It's nice having a gun store in the neighborhood finally!

    There ammo selection is fair and prices are fair also. Picked up a few boxes of PMC FMJ .380 for about $18 pr so a box.....about what it is at other places. I've bought a bunch of 9mm from them, but last time they were out.
     
  15. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I bought an XDM9, and ordered an HK45 from them. Nice to see a major retailer begin to get back into the gun business.
     
  16. toddt36

    toddt36 tacoma Member

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    wish freddies up here would sell guns and ammo!